PALO! may only have one album to their name (and a second one underway), but their ritmo y sazón has made a large impact in Miami's local music scene for the past decade. The guys and lady of the Afro-Cuban funk band was the brainchild of Steve Roitstein, who after a successful music career decid ... More >>
Little Havana rises with the cock. Sunlight gleams off her concrete hips. She revels in her hot and sticky wetness. As fresh, juicy papaya scents float on palm tree breezes, she burns a sacred herb and swallows a cafecito with a piece of buttered toast. Today is her birthday, and soon 2 million fee ... More >>
Drummer Nomar Negroni is the Tommy Lee of JazzWay back in 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders put out a song by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart called "(I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone." The track exploded to fame when manufactured pop band the Monkees recorded it, and later achieved cult status thanks to ... More >>
Juan "Buddah Funk" GomezAt the entry of Kimbaracumbara, a small restaurant club hidden between an art gallery and a Chinese restaurant in Little Havana, there's a painting of the Virgin Mary with a baby Jesus and three angels holding her afloat. Celia Cruz's song "Quimbara" plays in the background. ... More >>
Guess who's playing the Van Dyke this Saturday? I know, I know. Enough with the Van Dyke already. I promise, it'll be the last time I mention it ... at least for this week. Don't blame me if they're killing it with cool Latin bookings. And I'd be remiss if were I to deprive you of the opportunity to ... More >>
We review some more recent independent Miami releases.
Arturo Sandoval's namesake club keeps lighted the flame of jazz
Our bodies are temples so we better dance
My Passion for the Piano "Crescent Moon"
With Isis, jazz is the best policy